Thursday, March 15, 2007

Benito Pablo Juárez García

(President, 19 Jan 1858 - 18 Jul 1872)

Juárez spent the better part of his presidency (Jan '58 to May '67) fighting first an insurgency, then a foreign invasion by the major European powers. He was obligated to evacuate his capital at the end of May, '63, and did not return until four years later. During the five years that followed, he faced five more rebellions, including one by his future successor, Porfirio Díaz. He died in office and was succeeded by Sebastián Lerdo.

List of Presidents of Mexico, 1855-1911
ADDITIONAL SOURCES & READING: Wikipedia, Benito Juárez;


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